Time after time, these folks remind us what’s important and what technology is really all about: Improving the quality of life of people around the world and making information freely accessible to everyone.
“We are already seeing strong sales growth, including Firefox OS accounting for 12 percent of our smartphone sales in Venezuela, and 9 percent in Colombia,” said a Telefonica rep.
Telefonica is bringing the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire to more countries in Latin America, along with the usable UI and affordable hardware of Firefox OS phones.
The phone has a 4-inch screen and a 5-inch camera and enough apps and features to exceed the expectations of a first-time smartphone user.
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It’s not just spit and polish; Firefox OS phones are launching in a smattering of new countries around the world, too.
If you’ve got an iOS, Android, or other mobile app already, Mozilla will fork over a free Firefox OS phone for you to keep forever and ever. All you have to do is port your app to HTML5.
Editor’s Pick You’ve been dying to see it and to play with it. Well here it is — along with some heavy details from the people who made it.
Thanks to eBay, ZTE can bring the gift of Firefox OS to the entire world.
Ranging between $50 and $275, these smartphones are priced to take over the developing world in Latin America.
Firefox’s developer tools now include a responsive design simulator for various screen resolutions as well as a Firefox OS emulator just for the new brand of phones running Firefox OS.
This ain’t the lower end model, y’all. This is the real deal, and you can finally inch closer to getting your nerdy mitts on one.
Mozilla wants to show how a world without app stores would look. It’s a free-for-all, ladies and gentlemen! And everyone wins.
Geeksphone is finally bringing non-developer, non-developing-area consumers the Firefox mobile operating system in a handy little package called Peak+.
Of course, the nascent mobile OS is a long way from generating App Store-like revenue for developers. But it’s good that Mozilla is thinking about monetization and distribution from Day 0.
Will Firefox OS be a rousing success or yet another also-ran mobile operating system? It debuts tomorrow.
If Foxconn wants its Firefox OS efforts to take off, it’s going to need a lot more workers to help out.
So, why should devs take an interest in Firefox OS? The team is more than happy to explain in this video clip released this afternoon by Mozilla.
With Foxconn in tow, Mozilla’s Firefox OS ambitions are looking increasingly real.
Released as developer preview units, the Geeksphone models are called Keon, priced at $119, and Peak; which was selling for $194.
Kovacs spoke today at the D: Dive into Mobile event in New York City and talked on a number of topics, including the upcoming Firefox OS, the potential for Firefox on iOS, and why he is leaving the company.
Mobile may be in at Mozilla, but CEO Gary Korvacs is out.
Mozilla is releasing Firefox OS based on idealistic web principals and is betting that will attract developers.
The Mozilla Foundation announced a greatly expanded lineup of hardware and carrier partners for its upcoming HTML-based Firefox OS yesterday at Mobile World Congress.
Mozilla’s mission to put inexpensive smartphones in the hands of more people is getting some significant support from manufacturers and carriers.
With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing.
Editor’s Pick While the native-versus-mobile-web debate has become stale — “boring” in JacaScript creator Brendan Eich’s words — the technologies interweaving our devices and our data are evolving at ever more rapid rates. Firefox OS, which Eich has been working on at Mozilla, is showing off some of that evolution today.